Breaking the Taboo: Talking About Menopause, Vaginas, Sex, and Women's Health with Esther Blum

Menopause is a natural phase of a woman's life that occurs when she stops menstruating and can no longer bear children. It is a significant milestone that marks the end of reproductive years and the beginning of a new phase of life. However, despite its importance, menopause is often misunderstood and overlooked in our society. This lack of education and awareness about menopause has serious implications for women's health and well-being.

Normalizing conversations about women's health is a crucial step towards empowering women and providing them with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies. This episode highlights the importance of open and transparent discussions about topics that have traditionally been considered taboo or uncomfortable.

We are joined by the incredible Esther Blum, an Integrative Dietitian, Menopause Expert, and Bestselling Author, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Our conversation is not only research-based, but also backed by scientific proof and clinical experience. We believe that by sharing our differing perspectives and personal stories, we can help you navigate through the complexities of societal myths and industrial norms.

During this episode, we explore the importance of having conversations with the people you care about, and how these conversations can lead to personal growth and transformation. We also discuss the books that have inspired us on our spiritual and business journeys, providing you with valuable resources to expand your horizons.

If you're looking to challenge your own beliefs, gain new insights, and be part of a community that supports your personal and professional growth, then this episode is a must-listen. We invite you to join the conversation by sharing your thoughts, commenting, and engaging with our community.


Key Takeaways:

[00:01:36] Natural ways to restore hormones.

[00:04:11] Empowering women through menopause.

[00:07:39] Shortages of hormones.

[00:11:05] High stress and perimenopause.

[00:17:52] Masturbation and sexual wellness.

[00:19:30] Self-advocacy at the doctor's office.

[00:23:25] Bio-identical hormones are safe.

[00:26:02] Vaginal estrogen and breast cancer.

[00:31:01] Importance of progesterone.

[00:33:01] Progesterone vs. Progestin

[00:36:30] Progesterone hypersensitivity.

[00:40:07] Keeping intimacy and connection.

[00:43:31] Hormones and menopause resources.

Where To Find Our Guest



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Memorable Quotes

"And just normalize these conversations, I mean even in my group coaching program I did all full class on like masturbation and vibrators, and I think everyone was just so excited to have like a safe open normal conversation about it because some women, you know I told my friends like do you talk about this with other people like oh God I talk about you but I don't, like why are we not talking about it, where's my 16 year-old son it's like masturbation is just completely normalized for dudes, why is it not normalized for girls." [00:17:35] – Esther Blum

"I've really worked on developing a spiritual practice in my life and really partnering with the divine for abundance. And there's, if you're really clear on your goals, right, the problem is it's never that we're not dreaming. It's that we're not dreaming big enough.” [00:41:26] – Esther Blum



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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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